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February 2022

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Meet Kelly Strain, Second Grade Teacher at Roycemore! Ms. Strain graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Elementary Education and received endorsements in reading and social science. She has always wanted to be a teacher, growing up in the western suburbs playing school in her basement by writing lesson plans and giving spelling...
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When my daughter was in Kindergarten, I remember picking her up at the end of the school day and looking forward to hearing about her day. I would ask her, “Kai, how was school today? What did you learn?” Her answer, which was the same answer for what seemed like months, was simply “dinosaurs.” Now, I don’t know about...
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Meet Shauna Young, Accounting and Finance Coordinator As Accounting and Finance Coordinator, Shauna manages Roycemore’s student information system and billing. She will be sure to welcome you into the business office with a cheerful hello! Born and raised in Evanston, IL, Shauna graduated from Evanston Township High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s...
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Volunteers Lead the Way to Provide Both the Vision and the Funding for Roycemore’s New Innovation Center Behind every great advancement at Roycemore one can point to one or more volunteers who played a role in making it possible.  I typically sign all of my communications to the community, “In partnership in the education of your...
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On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we celebrate @roycemoreschool alums who are pursuing their passions in the field of science. Meet three Roycemore graduates who are making their own unique mark in the world of science:   Alice Chudnovsky, Roycemore Class of 2016, graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a...
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In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, today we celebrate Shannon Henry, Upper School Science Teacher.  Miss Henry teaches science classes in the Upper School including Anatomy, Biology, AP Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, AP Chemistry.  Shannon attended Knox College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and a Minor...
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January can sometimes be a tough month to get through following the holiday season and school break, however, for FIFTY years, Roycemore Upper School students have had something to really look forward to– January Short Term (JST).  For three weeks, between the first and second semesters, all regular classes are suspended and students immerse themselves...
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Both Long wears many hats as a member of the Roycemore team. He serves as Director of Athletics, Physical Education Teacher, and Spanish Teacher, as well as Director of Camp Griffin, one of Roycemore’s summer programs.  Both joined Roycemore’s Summer Camp Team in 2020, taking on our first summer camp during a pandemic. It was...
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  The Griffin. A legendary, magical creature and beloved mascot of Roycemore School.    At Roycemore, the Griffin is more than just a magical, mythical creature. The Griffin has inspired our culture code of “Griffinity.” Encompassing our namesake mascot, we defined it as: Griffinity: (noun) The quality of being Roycemore-Griffin-like.  Embodying a sense of community...
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Do you know what your children are going to do this summer? Believe it or not, Roycemore’s summer programs are just over four months away and the offerings are jam-packed with exploration, transformative and personalized learning experiences, and exciting opportunities right on our Roycemore campus, in Evanston, Chicago, and even Boston! Eight weeks of camps begin on...
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